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Double Play Big Bang® Spirea

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Double Play Big Bang® Spirea (Spiraea japonica ‘Tracy’ PP22,634)This variety features orange-red emerging foliage that transitions to deep yellow; clusters of pink and hot pink blooms in spring and summer; a fantastic garden focal point for the spring and summer

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
3 feet
Average Landscape Width:
3 feet
Growth Rate:
fast
Genus:
Spiraea
Cultivar:
Tracy
Flower Color:
shell pink
Flower Period:
from mid spring to mid summer
Summer Foliage Color:
yellow
Fall Color:
brick red
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
average
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
round
Canopy:
closed
Pruning:
late winter pruning
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Flower Eye Color:
hot pink

Ornamental Features

Double Play Big Bang® Spirea features showy clusters of shell pink flowers with hot pink eyes at the ends of the branches from mid spring to mid summer. It has yellow deciduous foliage which emerges red in spring. The serrated pointy leaves turn an outstanding brick red in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Double Play Big Bang® Spirea is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

Planting & Growing

Double Play Big Bang® Spirea will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

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